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Program Characteristics for the period of September 06, 2015 to October 10, 2015
Province / Territory
Economic Region Code
Economic Region Name
Number of Insured Hours Required to Qualify for Regular Benefits
Minimum Number of Weeks Payable for Regular Benefits
Maximum Number of Weeks Payable for Regular Benefits
Number of Best Weeks Required for Benefit Calculation
A minimum of 910 hours in the qualifying period may be needed to qualify if you are in the work force for the
or if you are
the work force after an absence of two or more years. For more information:
Violations from previous EI claims may increase the number of hours required to qualify for EI benefits. For more information:
The boundaries of these regions are determined by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). For geographic descriptions and maps of EI economic regions, see the ESDC website:
This region excludes St. John's.
Effective October 12, 2014, Prince Edward Island will be divided into two EI economic regions: Charlottetown and Prince Edward Island (not including Charlottetown).
The monthly regional unemployment rates for EI purposes in the territories are subject to the greater of a seasonally adjusted 3-month-moving average or 12-month-moving average.
Effective October 12, 2014, Yukon will be divided into two EI economic regions: Whitehorse and Yukon (not including Whitehorse).
Effective October 12, 2014, the Northwest Territories will be divided into two EI economic regions: Yellowknife and Northwest Territories (not including Yellowknife).
Effective October 12, 2014, Nunavut will be divided into two EI economic regions: Iqaluit and Nunavut (not including Iqaluit).